Robert Abbott (born 1933) is an American game inventor.
Abbott was an early computer programmer, working with IBM 360 assembly language. He turned his hand to designing games from 1962. He had an affection for striped shirts, admiring their linear design which appealed to his sense of logic and order. Among the games he has designed are the chess variant Baroque chess (also known as Ultima); the card game Eleusis; and the game Crossings and Epaminondas. Many of his games are available only in his book, Abbott's New Card Games (Stein & Day 1963).
Recently, Abbott has turned his attention to inventing what he calls "Logic Mazes" or "Mazes with Rules". Some of the most famous of his logic mazes are the Theseus and the Minotaur set of mazes, and the Sliding Door Maze, which can both be found on his website (see links below).
Robert Abbott. (People in the News).(appointed vice president of marketing and business development at Willard Inc.)(Brief Article)
Jul 01, 2002; Robert Abbott has been named vice president of Marketing and Business Development at Williard Inc., a Jenkintown mechanical and...